Do you truly want to write the best song you possibly can? If your answer is yes, you will need to emulate what successful songwriters do. How do you learn from these successful songwriters? That’s easy. Study great songs.
It is rare that anyone can write a great song right away. Songwriting is a skill and it can be learned. Make great songwriters your teacher by understanding how they write songs.
In all creative endeavors originally comes from taking existing ideas and method and applying them in unique ways. To use those existing ideas you need to study them. You need to analyze them and figure out what make them successful. The more you know the stronger your instinct will be for what is memorable, catchy and engaging. Continue reading